Has the Trayvon Martin story gotten out of control? From Spike Lee tweeting addresses to the Black Panthers putting bounties on Zimmerman, have people overlooked the actual issue at hand? People claim they care about Trayvon being killed, but it seems like the story has turned more into an attempt to push an agenda and encourage racism to exist.
It was completely out of hand as soon as the media reported it the way they did. The media should get facts before they report any story and be held responsible for any false or mistaken reports made. They all have to hurry and try to be the first with with the story and report the first thing they hear. My opinion, Greg
Well, obviously this murder is WAY more important than the other 17,000 murders that will occur in the United States this year.
I have to wonder a little if the media circus isn't partially responsible for how slowly things are moving. If people are actually afraid to make a move because they're being watched so closely and the case is racially charged.
Anyway, it'll be real fun trying to find an impartial jury when the time comes.
"Anyway, it'll be real fun trying to find an impartial jury when the time comes."
That is the problem with jury trials. After my friend was convicted, and there was such obvious bias there....a lot of people were calling for us to institute professional jurors...people who know the law and who aren't swayed by personal bias.
It's very hard to find anyone who is really able to put their bias and predjudice aside.
I agree. I felt in many cases things ultimately rest on social biases. Hence superficial things, like the way an accused dresses, the way he/or she 'act' out the part best to win favor with jury etc. have been and continue to be expert information and service rendered in judicial issues to the accused or the accusing.
Trayvon Martin and gunman Zimmerman tragedy I guess you can say it did move bring about a sense of being out of control.
The incident did however refocused people's ideas about who we are as Americans and what are the dynamics that separate us as American citizens?
This tragedy was about a law that is flawed in application and has racial overtones. In the case of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, Each shooter claimed stand your ground law and delayed the process. On the other hand, You have a young lady in Jacksonville Florida that fired a warning shot at her husband that claimed stand your ground but was sentenced to 20 years in prison because she didn't kill him
by The Medicine Man4 years ago
If Martin's hand was covering Zimmerman's mouth as he claims, wouldn't the screams have sounded muffled? Zimmerman's DNA wasn't found on Martin's hands so was it Zimmerman or Martin screaming?
by Longhunter5 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com/official-charges- … 38994.htmlIt's about damn time but can he get a fair trial?Will all groups on both sides of this issue accept the outcome of a trial and move on?
by SpanStar4 years ago
The 2 representatives who sponsored "The Stand Your Ground Law" have openly and publicly stated that Mister George Zimmerman does not qualify under the statutes of this law. ...
by Credence24 years ago
Being caught up in the debate, I slept on it and upon awakening realized that I, too, have allowed myself to caught in the hysteria. When I or anyone allows this to overwhelm it shortcircuits one's reasoning...
by SpanStar4 years ago
Here in America we want to respect law enforcers and for the most part I believe many Americans do that yet time and time again we are sorely disappointed with some of their behaviors. I don't see anyone asking this...
by mikelong5 years ago
I continually find myself pondering the Martin-Zimmerman tragedy.I have been studying self-defense law for some time. I have read cases from across the nation spanning the last half century.Many hubbers have recently...
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